What's in our tour?
We meet at the exit of Fontana metro station, a few steps away from the Llibertad Market.
The group is small, and the guide inquires there and then as to what each guest wants to eat and explore.
The guide also provides anecdotes to illustrate the peculiar history of Catalan food – do you know why the paella in Barcelona is made with noodles and not rice ? And how about the difference between Serrano and Iberico ham ?
Our first stop is generally at the fish stall, to compare the catch of the day from the Atlantic vs. the Mediterranean. We talk with the fishmonger, and we try to talk him into preparing “chipirones de la playa” cuttlefish on the go for us to grab on our way back.
After the first stop, the format varies depending on the season and the wishes of each group. Still, we make sure to examine and to sample: appetizers such as patatas bravas, pa amb tomaquet tapas, specialty sea foods :
- chipirones, or calamares a la plancha
- a selection of Spanish ham
- local vegetable recipes like “calçots” grilled onion or marinated baby artichoke
- Spanish cheese – goat, cow, sheep, pending delivery
- organic fruit, catalan pastry
- and beverages, a local craft beer or a glass of Rioja wine.
We make the most of Llibertad Market –a unique locale only locals shop at. We experience authentic Barcelona like no tourist ever does – sipping a fresh-squeezed juice and enjoying some people-watching, and observing local farmers interact with local clients.
We stop at local eateries and drink stands, to sample the foods we’ve just picked, to discuss them, and to decide what to eat next. Like any food lover, each tour will make room for the particular season and the delivery of the day.
- ample samplings of iconic foods selected for this tour, and new foods you didn’t even know exist
- anecdotes and fun facts about food and about Catalan Culture
- face-to-face time with a passionate, local food expert
- small group, 2 hours, all in English
Where and when?
Our Barcelona Food Tour start on time at 11.30m rain or shine and last a leisurely 120 minutes.
Closed on Dec. 24 & 25 only.
We meet outside metro Fontana (line 3) at street level (153 Carrer Gran de Gràcia).
The walking tour ends outside Llibertad market.
Why take this tour?
- For great samplings of Catalan foods: cured ham, mountain cheese, fresh fruit juice, organic vegetable a la plancha etc.
- For fun culture shocks from the world capital of sea food, crema catalana, and the world’s #1 restaurant, Ferran Adria’s El Bulli
Barcelona Food tour is 55€/adult, 39€ for kids age 17 and under.
Our food includes :
all food and drink samplings: full-course menu and drinks
Tour does not include :
gratuities for the guide (optional)
foods or drinks guest chooses to buy separately